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 Name: Thelma points seem to be first mentioned by D.G. Anderson from his work at the Mattassee Lake site and along the lower Santee River in South Carolina.

Age: Anderson suggested an Early Woodland date of 2660 from work done at the 38LX5 site in South Carolina. Thelma points were recovered from 9WD-WCA site 5, #9155, feature 9C+12-16 by “Kelly” The artifacts were in a box marked Catoosa County.

Description: The Thelma is a medium sized point measuring between 1 and 1.75 inches in length. The blade is randomly flaked with excurvate blade edges and an acute distal end. The cross-section is lenticular and the workmanship is good. The shoulders are square to slightly drooping. The stem is short with straight to tapering sides and a flat basal edge. Most examples are made from better grades of chert.

Distribution: Primary areas of distribution are closely associated with good quality chert along the Fall Line, the central Savannah River area, and near the Ridge and Valley chert of extreme northwest Georgia.

Information for this article was derived from John S.  Whatley, Early Georgia: An overview of Georgia Projectile Points and Selected Cutting Tools, The Society for Georgia Archaeology, Vol. 30, No.1 2002